November 22, 2015 will mark the 52nd anniversary of the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. To honor his life and remember this tragedy, the National Park Service keeps his childhood home open for seasonal house tours.
At the nine-room house located at 83 Beals Street in Brookline, Massachusetts, visitors are able to see the first home shared by the President’s mother and father, Rose and Joseph Kennedy, and where JFK himself was born.
Some of the highlights of the tour include seeing the living room filled with famous paintings inspired by those that Mrs. Kennedy had studied in Europe and the nursery which holds JFK’s christening dress and his favorite children’s book, Billy Whiskers.
The home was repurchased by the Kennedy family after the assassination. Mrs. Kennedy had restored it to almost exactly the appearance it had in 1917, the year President Kennedy was born.
Click through our slideshow to see inside JFK’s childhood home and head over to the National Park Service to plan a visit.